OH shelter allegedly using "homemade" gas chamber to kill dogs4 years worth of downer cows in school lunchesFollow up on the dogfighting/kiddie daycare home story - this is where I waver on my commitment to opposing the death penaltyHouston SPCA seizes 1045 animals from home (Hopefully none are Pitbulls)Good outcome for ten kittens tossed in … Continue reading Treats on the Internets
Month: September 2009
Treats on the Internets
TN shelter says rescue group cherry picks the most adoptable dogs and leaves them with "dogs no one wants" so they will now charge that rescue group a $25 fee. What do you think?Instead of scolding people who abandon pets at shelters in the night, maybe shelters should ask themselves if they are doing enough … Continue reading Treats on the Internets
The Internets is Pissing Me Off Again
From MSN Money, an article titled "Why You Can't Afford a Dog":In short, if you can't find at least an extra $800 to $1,000 in your budget every year, don't get a pet.I have six pets which means apparently I have an "extra" $6000 a year in my budget for basic pet expenses. Newsflash: I … Continue reading The Internets is Pissing Me Off Again
Montgomery Co Shelter Closing – Good News
You may have received e-mails or seen postings on Facebook, Twitter, etc yesterday about a shelter in Montgomery Co closing and killing any unadopted animals left after their final business day. The confusion appeared to stem from which Montgomery Co this was - New Jersey? Pennsylvania? The correct answer is Texas. And there is a … Continue reading Montgomery Co Shelter Closing – Good News
I’m Sure This Will Increase Shelter Adoptions
I mean, who wouldn't want the opportunity to go to jail?Warner Robins [GA] city council passed an ordinance Monday night setting up a fine and prison time for people who don't sterilize their pets.The law will apply to animals adopted from the city shelter.[...]Council member John Williams says the penalties [up to 6 months in … Continue reading I’m Sure This Will Increase Shelter Adoptions
TX Newspaper Exposes Killings at Garland Animal Shelter
The Abe Tuggle Animal Shelter in Garland Texas gasses pets. Although the community has raised objections to this method of killing, city officials in charge of the shelter say that no changes will be made. The Dallas Morning News (DMN) is investigating pet killings at the shelter: The Garland animal shelter has been gassing young, … Continue reading TX Newspaper Exposes Killings at Garland Animal Shelter
Room for Four More?
Chicago area: The wife in this story had been battling lung cancer for the past year. She apparently felt up to a short motorcycle ride with her husband, a maintenance man at an apartment complex, on Labor Day weekend. Sadly, they were both killed when a car struck them.For Susan and Mike Kelms, their four … Continue reading Room for Four More?
What is a "Puppy Mill"? – Part 2
The following post was written in 2008 by Saluki breeder Betsy Cummings. I thought it would be perfect food for thought in my series on the subject of defining puppy mills. I'm most interested in your reactions, thoughts, and opinions on her points.***I got in late last nite from Springfield, MO. What is there to … Continue reading What is a "Puppy Mill"? – Part 2
Which Would be a Better Pet for Me?
As I mentioned in the previous post, Guinea Pigs are one of the pets I've long been interested in adding to the family. Also on that list: bunny. I'm going to provide a little info about our home environment and then hopefully some of you experienced owners will weigh in and advise if one seems … Continue reading Which Would be a Better Pet for Me?
Treats on the Internets
Dogs who died after playing in OR creek were poisoned by blue-green algaePitbull in need in Austin (video). Donate here.Guinea Pigs are on my list of "someday pets"Medical directives flyer for those opposed to animal research (pdf)Maricopa Co AZ has some free spay-neuter services and Pibble owners can even make $20!AR-HR blog reports John Yates … Continue reading Treats on the Internets